Stories » Anoushka Shankar - Land of Gold makes Global Village Top 40 for July

Top 10 for Aug

Anoushka Shankar - Land of Gold makes Global Village Top 40 for July

Bookmark and Share

Land of Gold, Anoushka Shankar's fourth album for Deutsche Grammophon, is her heartfelt response to the trauma and injustice experienced by refugees and victims of war. Offering an uplifting message of hope for dark times, its music was inspired by recent news images of people fleeing civil war, oppression, poverty and unbearable hardship. The album contemplates the common thread of humanity and its power to reconnect people divided by hatred and fear. "The seeds of Land of Gold originated in the context of the humanitarian plight of refugees," Anoushka recalls. "It coincided with the time when I had recently given birth to my second child. I was deeply troubled by the intense contrast between my ability to provide for my baby, and others who desperately wanted to provide the same security for their children but were unable to do so."

Reporting to CMJ, Roots Music Report, JazzWeek, Living Blues, Transglobal World Music Chart, to date Global Village has aired on over 320 Stations in 39 states, Canada, Cambodia and New Zealand. Honored in the 2015 KAB Awards -"Large Market/DJ Personality." PRX Zeitfunk Award Winner - Top Three Nationally Distributed Series. Readers' Choice Award Winner - Best World Music Radio Show. Here's the full July List.

1.       Santana – Santana IV (Thirty Tigers)

2.       Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)

3.       Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – 1000 Watts (Tru Thoughts)

4.       Jah Works – Believe (Riddim House)

5.       Afro Haitian Experimental Orchestra – A-H-E-O (Glitterbeat)

6.       Various – Rough Guide to Brazilian Jazz (World Music Network)

7.       Various – Rough Guide to South African Jazz (World Music Network)

8.       Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney – Cajun Fandango (Parhelion)

9.       Djelimady Tounkara – Djely Blues (Label Bleu)

10.   Imarhan – Imarhan (City Slang)

11.   Mamadou Barry & Afro Groove Gang – Tankadi (Label Bleu)

12.   Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – It's Time (Slow Walk Music)

13.   The Wailers – The Wailing Wailers (Studio One/Yep Roc)

14.   The Sachel Ensemble – Song of Lahore (Universal Music Classics)

15.   9Bach – Anian (RealWorld)

16.   Eliades Ochoa – Guajira + Mas Guajira (Tumi)

17.   Jean-Luc Thomas/Ravichandra Kulur – Magic Flutes (Hirustica)

18.   Breabach – Astar (Breabach)

19.   Lakou Mizik – Wa Di You (Cumbancha)

20.   La Banda Morisca – Algarabya (Fol Musica)

21.   Fela Ransome Kuti & Koola Lobitos – Highlife-Jazz and Afro Soul (Knitting Factory)

22.   Allen Toussaint – American Tunes (Nonesuch)

23.   Buyepongo – Todo Mundo (Buyepongo)

24.   M.A.K.U. Soundsystem – Mezcla (Glitterbeat)

25.   Leni Stern – Dakar Suite (Leni Stern)

26.   Natty Nation – Divine Spark (iNatty)

27.   Various – Space Echo: Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound (Analog Africa)

28.   Hazmat Modine – Extra-Deluxe-Supreme (Barbes)

29.   Bert Jansch – From the Outside (Earth)

30.   Ziggy Marley – Ziggy Marley (Tuff Gong)

31.   Ouomar Konate – Maya Maya (Clermont Music)

32.   Bill Laurence – Aftersun (Ground Up)

33.   Terceto Kali – Terceto Kali (Jason McGuire Music)

34.   Taj Weekes & Adowa – Love, Herb & Reggae (Jatta)

35.   2016: Afro Celt Sound System – The Source (ECC)

36.   Amjad Ali Khan/Rahim Alhaj – Infinite Hope (UR Music)

37.   Bombino – Azel (Partisan)

38.   Ebo Taylor – Twer Nyame & My Love and Music (Mr. Bongo)

39.   Stefano Saletti & Banda Ikona – Sound City (Finis Terra)

40.   Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)